When Cabin Fever Hits
Don’t hide from winter! Embrace it, starting with these fun events across the Carolinas—
Go up to the mountains for the Blowing Rock WinterFest, January 28-31. Watch, participate or eat during events such as the Polar Plunge, Chilly Chili Cook-off or Winter Feast.
Or, head east to the coast for a hip weekend of cool music and smooth vibes at the 36th annual NC Jazz Festival, February 4-6, at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside.
Horse lovers can ride down to the 23rd Annual SC Horse Expo on February 6. Join the SCHC at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC for day of equine fun with food, vendors, demonstrations and horse health education.
If four wheels are more your style, motor on over to Raleigh and visit the State Fairgrounds February 11-14 for the 2016 North Carolina International Auto Expo.
The road to Rio starts in Greensboro, NC for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team. Trials will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Special Events Center February 4-6. Trials feature three one-day tournaments, with the winner of each day (one male and one female) advancing to represent the United States at the North American Olympic Trials in Markham, Ontario in April 2016.
Wine lovers will have two weekends to taste during the 7th annual Yadkin Winter Reds Wine Event January 30 – 31 and also on February 27 – February 28. All Yadkin County wineries will feature a “Winter Red” (2 oz. pour) paired with a tasty food item. Tickets are $20.00 per person per weekend.
The 15th annual African American Cultural Celebration will be held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, Saturday, January 30, 10:30am-4:30pm. Over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, authors, artists, chefs, and more will kick off Black History Month with this celebration of African American heritage and culture. Admission is free.
The Latin American Coalition will bring the 7th annual Brazilian Festival to Charlotte with A Night in Rio! Catch the contagious energy and enthusiasm of Carnival on February 12 at the Neighborhood Theater through dancing, live music, authentic food, drinks and a marketplace.